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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Tess Cowl: Free Crochet Pattern

I just love a good infinity cowl, don't you? They are quick to work up and they make wonderful gifts.

 I was playing around with a fun stitch combo when I made this cowl. What I love about it most, is that it is easy and it builds quickly. This cowl also sports that same nice little twist that my With a Twist Infinity Cowl has. It allows the cowl to lay nicely when wearing it.

 My 6 year old daughter, Tess, loved it so much, that she claimed it for herself! I told her she could have it on the condition that she model it for me for photos. Although the sun was too bright for her sensitive eyes, she hung in there and kept her end of the bargain.

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 As shown in the photo, the Tess Cowl can be worn three ways: as a traditional cowl, over the shoulders, or as a hood. 
 I used Lion Brand Wool Ease yarn and a J hook for the child sized cowl. It can easily be sized up, though. I made another using Red Heart Unforgettable yarn with a K hook. Here is one of my older daughters modeling it
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 As you can see, the Tess Cowl works up nicely in various types of worsted weight yarns.
Are you ready to get started?

Tess Cowl Crochet Pattern

Size J crochet hook (K hook for larger size)
Worsted weight yarn
Stitch marker

Note: Mark the first stitch of the round, moving up with each round.

Ch 97, Join with slip stitch to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 2, dc 2 in same ch, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch, *skip 3 ch, (dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in next ch, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch.** repeat from *to** around. When you get to the beginning, continue the pattern working the back (unworked) side of the foundation chain.
Round 2: Slip stitch to the ch 2 space. ch 3 (counts as dc), dc, ch 2, dc 2 in same ch, dc in next dc, *(dc 2, ch 2, dc 2) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next dc.** repeat from *to** around.
Repeat round 2 to desired width.

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  1. Do you know about how much yarn it takes to make the smaller version?

    1. I used 1 skein of the Lion Brand Wool Ease... I don't recall the weight or yardage, but it was the "regular" sized skein. Hope that helps!


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